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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"A Tender Love Story..."

Between a man and a dog, that is. In today's New York Times, there's a review of a new animated film, just opening today, called "My Dog Tulip", based on the memoir of the British writer, J.R. Ackerley. The film chronicles the 15 year relationship between a German Shepherd named Tulip and a fifty-something single gay man looking for love.

The reviewer describes the film as "one of the most sophisticated dog movies ever created". Pretty high praise, I'd say! The actors voicing the parts are none other than Christopher Plummer as Ackerley, the late Lynn Redgrave as Ackerly's sister and Tulip's day care sitter, and Isabella Rossellini as an empathetic veterinarian. Get this-the dog doesn't talk! The reviewer calls this "merciful"-something tells me he (mercifully) hasn't read our blogs:-) .

Apparently the film also can be a bit graphic in its detailing of "Tulip's excretory rituals...and anatomical changes while in heat", but hey, we see that stuff everyday, don't we?

Read the full review here and enjoy!
movies.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/movies/01mydog.html?hpw
I don't know about you all, but I'm heading for this movie as soon as it opens in our neck of the woods!

Right now, though, I'm finishing up some of my other reading I've gotten behind on-do you all need reading glasses like I do?

10 comments:

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Wow, that sounds really great! There hasn't been a really good dog movie recently. I wish they'd do a film on Albert Payson Terhune and his collies, since he'd written so many wonderful stories about them.

George the Lad said...

I will look out for it when it comes over here.
I love that photo of you.
See Yea George xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

You look so distinguished in your specs, Bocci!
My Dog Tulip sounds like a winner to us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks Bocci! I hadn't heard about this film, but will check it out! Thanks for the tip!

Your pal, Pip

Maggie Mae said...

Bocci,
Mom and me has heard 'bouts dis film befores, sounds like a winner to us!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Minna Krebs said...

Thanks for da heads up on da movie Bocci!

and you look sooooooooo much better in your reading glasses than my momma does in hers!

MinnaK

Gus said...

We likes the picture too. Our reading glasses are ROUND, we thing square glasses are better for square dogs.

gussie

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we hadn't heard of it either but will look for it.. but if it makes PL2 cry we might not go.. Love your glasses A+A

Nelly said...

Looks like a good film. Wonder if it will come to our neck of the woods. You look very sophisticated with your specs on Bocci!

Pup Fan said...

I'll have to check this out. Love your spectacles, Bocci!

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